Police in South Africa have arrested four Malawians who had been forced to take part in violent protests against poor service delivery in the country.
South Africans went on violent protest in Honeydew west of Johannesburg in wee hours of Wednesday to force authorities to improve on service delivery.
It is said that some South African landlords forced Malawians and other foreign nationals to join them by threatening that they will burn them.
They said all people staying in the area have the right to protest regardless of their nationality.
Etta Chisi from the northern region of Malawi, Mzimba told Malawi24 that her landlord warned her that if she will not join them in the protest, protesters will burn her.
“I was forced to join them in the protest, they said if am not joining them will come back and burn me,” Chisi said
Honeydew informal settlement was a no go zone on Wednesday as property worth millions was destroyed and police officers were severely wounded.
Police said two cars were torched down and many shops. The law enforcers arrested 11 people who will appear in court soon to answer charges of burglary and theft.